James V succeeds as King of Scotland

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Historical Context Note

James IV of Scotland is killed fighting the English at the Battle of Flodden Field. This means that his son James V, an infant of 17 months, succeeds as King, while his mother, Margaret Tudor, takes over the role of Regent.
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Editors. "James V succeeds as King of Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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